Giant Robot Store and GR2 News
Is Nintendo back? Not exactly, but it posted it’s first loss last year, but this year it’s still not going as well as they hoped. Why? Cellphone games. While projects from our friend, Zach Gage who made Spelltower can rank high in app sales for iPhones and be made by the hand of one humble guy, a company with thousands of employees who are wholesaling, subcontracting, and so forth are getting beat out. Are 3DS sales on the rise, is the Nintendo U catching on? Maybe just a bit and that’s their profit right there. Meanwhile, games everywhere else seems to grow.Continue reading
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Game Night 9 at Giant Robot 2 Game Night 9 – I-Mockery’s Abobo’s Big Adventure and Hitbox Team’s Dustforce Saturday, March 24 2012, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. Giant Robot 2 2062 Sawtelle Blvd.Los Angeles, CA 90025 gr2.net (310) 445-9276 In conjunction with the Attract Mode, Meat Bun apparel, Angry Bananas, and LA Game Space, Giant Robot is proud to host Game Night 9, an event that takes place at GR2 about every two months. For this eighth installment, we are featuring two games: Abobo’s Big Adventure and Hitbox Team’s Dustforce. Abobo’s Big Adventure features hardcore 8 Bit action and Dustforce is a beautiful yet challenging platform. Games are free and fun to play. Also bring your Nintendo 3DS for StreetPass action. Giant Robot was born as a Los Angeles-based publication about Asian, Asian-American, and new hybrid culture in 1994, but has evolved into a full-service pop culture provider with shops and galleries in Los Angeles. Game Night 9 will take place on Saturday, March 24th 2012, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. For more information about Game Night, GR2, or Giant Robot magazine, please contact: Eric Nakamura Giant Robot Owner/Publisher firstname.lastname@example.org (310) 479-7311Continue reading
Nintendo posts it’s first loss ever. It’s not just a little, it’s near 1 billion dollars for the first 6 months of the fiscal year. It also forecasted a lost of 264 million for the fiscal year that’s to end in March 2012. Is it because of the 3DS lack of excitement? Yes, plenty have it, but not to the tune of their past hits. Maybe it’s the strong yen raising prices or the fact that there’s plenty of other games like Angry Birds that are nearly free. (msnbc – Nintendo)Continue reading
Game Night 5, brought out a game hungry crowd and served as a nice kick off to the summer, or perhaps it’s a post E3 for the indie gamers. We jumped on to the Nintendo 3DS Street Pass which happened to be on the same day. Perfect. The 3DS above started with a zero friends and ended with 14. People would walk by and see the 3DS and they’d wave theirs nearby and a connection gets made.
We had three game stations inside showing Skullgirls and Skull of the Shogun. The games of the event. Before it got dark, we already had a decent crowd inside anticipating the night for the projections outside.
That’s Kinuko Mariel who’s the lead animator on Skullgirls and Scott Spatola from Meatbun, one of the hosts of the event.